Hello other aching hearts,
I am still deep in my grief and learning how to cope with it's sudden surprising swells. I realise that it's process but I wasn't expecting it to halt my daily life so aggressively. I'm prepared to be jolted from one emotion to the next but it drains my will. This is a problem because I work from home as an artist. I can't afford to have my progress on a project/commission be delayed. My livelihood is dependant on me being able to finish my work in a certain time frame but my sadness won't let me. I just want to lie in bed...not all the time but enough to be a problem.
I would appreciate some advice! What are some tips to not be overtaken by haunting memories or despair? How do I permit myself to be sad but still maintain my will to continue working? Is it a matter of distraction?
Thank you so much! I lost my very best friend, I miss him terribly. He is in my avatar, Frinks (at his most handsome)! I am comforted to know I am not alone,thank you to everyone on this forum for taking the time to read this. Any response would be so appreciated and helpful.